Chris Heinz Co. Blog

My Last Day in the Family Business

life calling Aug 31, 2021

Today’s my last day at EnergyCAP, the family business where I’ve worked for the last 18 years. In July, I stepped down from my full-time Human Resources role to serve part-time. I wanted to spend more time developing my own business, Chris Heinz Co., and the Life Calling Institute.

But after trying that for a month, I decided it wasn’t working. I couldn’t give either workplace the time, focus, and attention they needed. So, I chose to leave the family business and...

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10: Coaching Students To College and Calling | Carol Ben-Davies

podcast Aug 31, 2021

 

As summer ends, today’s conversation transitions into a talk about Life Calling in respect to college education and college experiences. There is so much that is not covered when people talk about preparing students for college, and a lack of insight for parents as well. Currently, my wife and I are going through the same process with our daughter Asia right now. We’re being helped by Carol Ben-Davies, founder of College Bound Determination, a higher education consulting...

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9: 3 Ways to Look at Work

podcast Aug 24, 2021

This thing called the Great Resignation is gaining more and more attention in the United States. People have resigned from jobs in record numbers in this year alone, with one reason being that people are not treating work as the Ultimate anymore. At one point, not too long ago, generations before had their minds set on securing a job. That was the ultimate goal: job security. People in this current society are more invested in developing and prioritizing other parts of their life. 

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5 Reasons for Self-Awareness

self-awareness Aug 17, 2021

You find two kinds of people in life and work—those who pursue self-awareness and those who do not. Those who do not can become those who do, but it usually takes an act of disruption—even violence—to upset the status quo of self. I think we’re better off knowing ourselves than not.

Here are five reasons why:

You’re stuck with yourself, do it for you.

Face it, you’re stuck with yourself for life, so why not make the most of it? You can either go through...

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8: Bryan Dik - Work and Calling

pathwayu podcast Aug 17, 2021

Does your job reflect the big picture purpose you feel called to live out? Each person exists to live out their unique gifts, and a unique calling. There’s a misconception of a calling being one, singular event. In actuality, calling continues as life develops. Some people will experience their calling in combination with professional work. This can cause others to seek a match between job and purpose, but is there always an intersection of professional work and calling?

Today’s...

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7: What Your Unplanned Time Is Saying

podcast Aug 10, 2021

Every now and then, life takes a spontaneous turn that frees up space in your daily schedule. Maybe a meeting was postponed. Maybe a friend had to cancel lunch at the last minute.  Suddenly a gap of time is in the schedule. What you do with that unplanned time says something about you.

At first, you may find yourself blanking on what to do. It’s possible you subconsciously move on to a random task. Imagine if that time was used intentionally. This approach of paying attention to...

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6: But what if you fly?

podcast Aug 03, 2021

 

Many times, we know the next step but we don’t want to take it. It’s not that we’re indecisive, it’s that we talk ourselves out of making a choice. We let the next step linger. Yet, what could be holding us back? Let’s figure out how to move forward from where we are hesitant and stuck.

Failure is a common reason people find themselves avoiding the next step, so today I talk about taking big and small steps towards larger goals. A poem by Erin Hanson gives...

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5 Obstacles Keeping You Grounded

life calling Jul 31, 2021

Freedom almost didn’t happen. In 1780, William Wilberforce began his political career at the young age of 21. Four years later, he became an evangelical Christian and thought he should leave politics and enter professional ministry. He pondered this decision, fearing he would not be serving God if he stayed where he was.

For him, it was a pivotal moment. And a pivotal moment for freedom.

Writes poet Erin Hanson:

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you...
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5: Josh Davis - Winning Gold

podcast Jul 27, 2021

To get the most out of life, find the combination in identity that overlaps desire, needs, and service. Searching for true identity involves getting in touch with purpose and values. Simplify these concepts by thinking of the ideas as using unique gifts and perspectives that develop with life experience. If that still seems too complicated, there’s a simpler way to think about it, and this episode talks about how to step into that idea.

Originally, I didn’t plan on having two...

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4: Bob Goff - Dreaming Big

podcast Jul 20, 2021

Dreaming big means following a larger ambition, and honestly, one of the largest ambitions someone can have is to live their Life Calling. Pursuing a Life Calling is not always obvious. If you can get a handle on the things that are most important to you, and get a feel for the direction you are heading in, you’ll be better off in your journey of living a purposeful life.

Identify your limiting beliefs to become more aware of how you deal with your ambitions. Like you, I experience my...

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